The UGC had issued new instructions to conduct final year examination but the students are opposing it. The University Grant Commission (UGC) had instructed universities to conduct final year examinations by September 30. For this, the UGC had also issued new guidelines.
Since the introduction of guidelines, many states and union territories have been opposing it. Petitions were filed in the Supreme Court regarding this. The hearing for the final year exams is now scheduled to be held on Monday, 10 August.
The petitioner students are demanding cancellation of examinations and issue of degrees and marksheets based on internal marks and previous assessment.
Final Year Examination Should be held by 30th September: Union HRD
There is yet to be a tussle over final year examinations in universities. On the one hand, the students are demanding cancellation of the exam to avoid getting caught in the coronavirus epidemic, while on the other hand the UGC is thinking how the examinations can be conducted in this coronary period.
There is a strong fight from both sides to get their voice heard. The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development said that final year examinations in universities should be held by 30 September, it is very important for the academic future of students, awarding degrees without examination is contrary to the policies of UGC etc.
Unhappy with this, 31 petitioners from 13 states and UT have challenged the UGC guidelines in the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court’s Decision?
Petitions were filed in the Supreme Court regarding this. The hearing for the final year exams is now scheduled to be held on Monday, 10 August. Whatever decision of the Supreme Court comes on this day, it will be acceptable only, irrespective of anyone’s favor.